★ “Green the Grid and Electrify Everything” Recording of Zoom talk by Jennifer Metzger. How we will shift to a clean energy economy. Originally presented by North East-Millerton Library. Click here to view.
★ Hopeful Summer Reading: Many climate book ideas from the online magazine Grist, most of them positive and encouraging. A reader recommends one as a “soft hug of a book.” Among them: All We Can Save and Ministry for the Future.
★ The Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Infestation: Some Answers: No, they won’t kill the trees, some denuded trees may even releaf this year. Yes, they are cyclical—about every 10 to 15 years—but this one is strange, out of sequence, and heavy. No, there’s not much you can do about it now. Yes, they are likely to return next year, so be prepared. Here’s one useful guide.